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G. Mitchell Baker and His New Book, Lethal Believers

March 18, 2013

This week I will be interviewing my good friend and fellow author, G. Mitchell Baker. He has a new book that will be released later this week. I hope you enjoy getting to know him! Welcome to my blog, Mitch!

  1. If you have published something, tell us about it.

baker lethal believers cover

 LETHAL BELIEVERS: THE INNOCENTS is intense Paranormal! Malachi Danta-Mercadel, retired INTERPOL/Secret Service rails against the Mantid Tranquil organization bent on vesting a form of paranormal revenge given Danta’s handiwork for exposing Mantid’s illicit operations. ‘Lethal Believers: The Innocents’ releases MARCH 23, 2013 from Master Koda Select Publishing.

 baker emerson cover

THE INVOLVEMENT OF EMERSON is an edgy novel in contemporary fiction, focusing on the choice of an estranged father, who, and despite the most challenging circumstances, chooses positive relationships, and to remain involved in his children’s lives. The Paperback release was MARCH 5, 2013 for the United States, and, since then ‘Involvement’ has released and is selling in Trade Paperback throughout the UK, France, Germany, and India. Look for the second novel in series “The Consistency of Emerson” slated for release during the Holiday 2013 season.

 baker annt cover

 ANNT: AXIOM is a Novellum in Science Fiction that has published in 2011. Two geniuses partner up to invent/create Adaptable Neo-Nature Technology that competes with Ald Mother Nature to determine what nature will be the default nature going into our near futures. I pulled the first edition when I learned, and was not happy with the editing. It will be published in Second Edition (AXIOM: ANNT), along with TERRACA: ANNT, the second Novellum in series.

  1. What are you working on now?

baker soccer tommy cover

At present, I am working on a project entitled ‘Soccer Tommies Baseball Mommies’.

I am very pleased to convey Master Koda Select Publishing and I recently contracted for the publication of “Soccer Tommies Baseball Mommies” contemporary fiction for young adults. Forthcoming, Fall, 2013, this novel is about the Town of Abbottsville, Louisiana, post hurricane and with one playing field left for its champion soccer and baseball teams to use, the Soccer Mommies battle the Baseball Tommies for the home field advantage.

baker photo

Photo: Garrett Baker Copyright 2012

  1. What is your genre of choice? Why did you choose this genre?

I have a choice of two genres to include Contemporary Fiction and Science Fiction. Within the Contemporary Fiction genre, I write for Young Adult and Adult Audiences all being for General/PG-13 Audiences. Within the Science Fiction genre, I write Bio-Social Science Fiction and Paranormal/Supernatural (where ‘paranormal’ may be a subgenre of Sci-Fi).

  1. Who is your favorite author? Why?

I find myself often returning to Ralph Waldo Emerson. There is, to find in his work, consideration of values that include religion, the spirit, unabashed intellect, the philosophic, a consideration of issues regarding social responsibility, to include family matters … I could go on… His approach, his themes, what he chooses to consider have attracted me for some time. I would also make mention of a French Philosopher Jacques Ellul who also considered social values regarding, for example communication. The writing of these fellows continue to intrigue me.

  1. How did you get started writing?

I took a sabbatical from the practice of law and decided to write a novel. That quickly turned into two novels and my interest for writing screenplays. I continue to enjoy the process, and to be creative with a happy heart and a full mind.

  1. What do you find hardest about writing? What do you find easiest?

Learning how to write fiction meant unlearning how to write like an attorney.

Moreover, as you know, DeEtte, my Editor for ‘Lethal Believers: The Innocents’, I am still learning how to write and write fiction well. By the way, thank you for a great job editing and being such a wonderful person to work with in the Lethal Believer’s project.

  1. Do you have a quote that keeps you going?

I have a number of quotes that may provide some insight as to the ‘me’ of ‘G. Mitchell Baker’. I hope you enjoy…

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

– Plato

“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”

– Voltaire

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”

– Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all difference of intellect. The wisest know nothing.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.”

– Paul Valery (1871 – 1945)

“Seeing things for what they are…” (Irish Aphorism)

The real things haven’t changed…

It is still best to be honest & truthful;

To make the most of what we have;

To be happy with simple pleasures

and have;

Courage when things go wrong.”

– Laura Ingalls Wilder

It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write.”

– Ernest Hemingway.

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

– Dale Carnegie

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

– Oscar Wilde

A gentleman allows a lady to maintain her fiction.”

– ‘Jack Sparrow’

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 Johnny Depp

  1. Who are your biggest supporters?

Now this is an interesting question for these more than interesting times. The Master Koda Select Publishing (MKSP) group, led by Kim Mutch-Emerson, is really like my publishing Family. Teamwork, Encouragement, Support, Professionalism, Respect… It is all there and more… I am very thankful. I would also have to say that support from my Family grows with each new release. Go figure 😉

  1. What is the message you want people to get from your current work or work-in-progress?

If my readers come away from my work with a sense of having dealt with a complex social issue, or issues in an entertaining manner, then I guess we are connecting on an important level. Some write to create a distraction that attracts a readership. I overheard an author describe one of my stories as ‘lame’. I was interested to hear that from an author who was writing formula romance. I like to think I am writing to engage (i.e., not distract) and I often hope that there is a readership attracted to my approach for creating entertainment with the purpose of engagement and sensitization. Perhaps bringing a different, albeit and entertaining way to look at vital matters.

  1. Do your stories come more from your own experiences or from observation of others?

Well, I can suggest with all sincerity I have not experienced any paranormal/mythic content. However, I sure enjoy working with the limitless subject matter.

With respect my writing in contemporary fiction, there are certain events, perhaps characters that inspire. For example, Kineta, or Kinny, a Border Collie that appears in some of my work was my companion for 17 years, until August 2012. She indeed was the inspiration for her own character and some of that written derives from some good times.

  1. Anything you would like to share with us about you and/or your writing?

There is a lot of material written in series, and various projects are always in the works. I would like my readers to know the well is deep and filling all the time with strong stories and characters who will continue to take on the tough social issues, while participating in strong stories.

THE BOOKS

LETHAL BELIEVERS: THE INNOCENTS

Please join Master Koda Select Publishing and me for the Book Release of LETHAL BELIEVERS: THE INNOCENTS. Join us for fun, gifts, prizes, and to find ‘Lethal Believers: The Innocents’ to purchase and enjoy.

https://www.facebook.com/events/219942701479252/

THE INVOLVEMENT OF EMERSON

Selling in Paperback at:

AMAZON – USA

http://www.amazon.com/Involvement-Emerson-Mr-Mitchell-Baker/dp/1482632551/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362498950&sr=1-6

AMAZON – UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Involvement-Emerson-Mitchell-Baker/dp/1482632551

AMAZON – FRANCE

http://www.amazon.fr/street-life-Parenting-Families/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Street%20life&page=1&rh=n%3A69634011%2Ck%3AStreet%20life%2Cp_n_availability%3A429338031

AMAZON – GERMANY

http://www.amazon.de/decision-making-Elternschaft-Letzte-30-Tage/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Decision-making&page=1&rh=n%3A54094011%2Ck%3ADecision-making%2Cp_n_publication_date%3A183072031

BOOKADDA – INDIA

http://www.bookadda.com/books/involvement-emerson-mr-g-1482632551-9781482632552

G. MITCHELL BAKER

BIO

G. Mitchell Baker enjoys living out west, from the southwest United States to western Canada. Having practiced law for more than twenty years, Baker enjoys researching and writing projects that draw him into the many genres, to include contemporary fiction, science fiction, and paranormal works of fiction.

In addition, a writer of feature length screenplays, G. Mitchell Baker enjoys adapting his novels to screenplay and, adapting his screenplays to novels. He has recently signed a family values kids adventure project to both publication, and, while agreeing to option the film rights for agreed to purchase terms.

Baker has been fortunate to compete at the highest levels in sports to include baseball and karate. This spirit leads to his also striving to compete at the highest levels to entertain his readership. It is in this spirit Baker invites you to visit and re-visit his anything but a ‘Tired Barn’ Website, and, to become familiar with his current and ongoing projects. Please take the time to learn more about G. Mitchell Baker, his projects.

WEBSITE:

GMITCHELLBAKERAUTHOR.COM

http://www.gmitchellbakerauthor.com/index.html

TWITTER:

@G_MITCHELLBAKER

https://twitter.com/G_MitchellBaker

FACEBOOK:

G. MITCHELL BAKER, AUTHOR:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/G-Mitchell-Baker-Author/244572638951700

LETHAL BELIEVERS:

https://www.facebook.com/LETHALBELIEVERSNOVELS

THE INVOLVEMENT OF EMERSON:

https://www.facebook.com/TheInvolvementOfEmerson

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One Comment
  1. Brenda Perlin permalink

    Very nice interview G. Mitchell Baker and DeEtte Anderston! I like that you write about “vital” matters but still entertain. That is a good way to look at it. Good for you. So sorry about your border collie. I understand the love of an animal. The unconditional love is the best. Good luck with all that you do.

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